Martin Nesbit has taken a first look at how some of the nominated Commissioners stack up to Europe's environmental and sustainability needs
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Europe’s 2020 strategy and the 7th Environmental Action Plan were conceived before the SDGs, the Paris agreement and before some of the recent advances in scientific understanding of planetary boundaries, and of the scale of interconnected challenges to come. In light of the severity and urgency of risk identified by experts around the world, a new approach is now needed.
Never has a research and innovation framework design exercise been so important to the future of Europe. With a headline budget of €100bn, the Commission is currently engaging with citizens, researchers, policymakers, innovators and others to debate and shape the strategic priorities for Horizon Europe - EU’s future research and innovation framework programme.
Open letter after open letter, scientists are warning us that we are running out of time: the more we wait, the more likely it is that damage will become irreversible. The more we procrastinate, the more painful the decisions we'll have to make.
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As we enter a new political cycle for the EU, it is worth pondering whether environmental risks and scarcities feature high enough on Europe’s security agenda.
Keeping increases of global temperature to the Paris target levels could require a land area the size of the EU to change from agriculture to forest says a report published today by IPCC.
The impact of flying on climate has been in the news lately. How big of a problem are aviation emissions and what is being done about them in Europe?
The newly elected European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen has pledged a Green Deal for Europe in her first 100 days in office. Last year, we asked sustainability experts from all over Europe for policy recommendations. Here is what a Green Deal that's aligned with SDGs should look like.
IEEP and the European Biogas Association hosted a session at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019. The following reflections recollect discussions on the governance of sustainable bioenergy and biogas in the EU.
Eurostat has just published its annual report on EU progress towards the SDGs. While the report paints a rather positive picture of progress, this should be put into perspective due to some gaps in the methodology.
Last week's Council summit failed to reach consensus on climate neutrality. IEEP's Martin Nesbit reflects on the reasons and steps forward in our blog.
Let us dream of a new storyboard for Europe, one in which energy would become a vector of change that prepares and empowers the Union in the face of pressing global challenges.
IEEP was an official partner of this year’s EU Green Week, with a session reflecting on the achievements of the outgoing Parliament and the priorities for the new one.
IEEP will co-host an event on sustainable bioenergy & biogas at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on 20 June at 09:00.
IEEP, together with SEI, Mistra and IVL, invited Swedish MEP candidates, business representatives and other stakeholders to an afternoon seminar in Stockholm to discuss science-policy solutions for a more sustainable Europe.
New report on the implementation of the EU water policy shows a positive trend, but more effort is needed to meet the objectives.
Commission’s Reflection Paper on a more sustainable Europe by 2030 – IEEP reaction & recommendations
IEEP welcomes the urgency of the Commission’s SDG reflection paper “Towards a sustainable Europe by 2030” and strongly supports the development of an overarching EU SDG strategy. To support further policy action, here is our ‘a-day-after’ analysis of the paper.
The European Commission recently published its evaluation of the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change.
Following French president Emmanuel Macron’s decision to rethink a carbon tax on vehicle fuel in the face of widespread protests, Celine Charveriat and Emma Watkins consider what lessons policymakers should learn from the gilets jaunes affair.